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近代 趙雲壑 梅花 扇面
Plum

Artist:
Zhao Yunhe (Chinese, 1874–1955)
Date:
dated 1939
Culture:
China
Medium:
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on alum paper
Dimensions:
7 1/8 x 20 1/4 in. (18.1 x 51.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.267.199
Not on view
Signature: Semi-bald old man, Zhao Yunhe

Dated Duanwu Festival [5th day of the 5th month] 1939

Artist's inscription; poem, four lines, seven-character meter:
A masterpiece can be produced with only a few strokes.
Every detail is not needed to have a fine painting.
Like an unadorned beauty,
Standing in the cool light of the new moon.

Artist's seal: Laohe (rectangular, red characters)

Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth
Robert H. Ellsworth , New York (until 1986; donated to MMA)
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